Cacho Beiza grew up in the foothill of the Andes and very early-on was into outdoor sports as a trail-runner, kayaker, swimmer, and mountain biker. His passion for sports drove him to a college degree to become a teacher of Physical Education at the Instituto de Educación Física. He has a great passion for educating children with outdoor sport and to commune with nature. Simultaneously he earned degrees in High Mountain Guiding at EPGAMT and Teacher of Climbing at IEF.
Living just 80 miles from Aconcagua, soon he started climbing and guiding on the mountain, one of the world’s Seven Summits. To date, he has made 48 summits by different routes and more than a few in a fast-climbing style in just 8 hours. Traveling, climbing and guiding all over South America has taken him to Patagonia Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador – climbing the main peaks of each country. He has also climbed in the European Alps, doing a lot of rock and ice climbing on the main peaks. His passion for sports pushed him to race many long distances races. He holds several speed records of fast-climbing in the Central Andes.
A few years ago, he brought his professionalism to his hometown to establish his own company, Argentina Vertical, with his own crew which provides services in the oil industry, as well as, Vertical Rescue and teaching groups in Rope Access and Vertical Rescue. So when he is not in the mountains, it’s possible to find him hanging from any of the main skyscrapers in Mendoza!